The plastic bags we use everyday are eroding the only planet on which we can live. Plastic bags pollute our water, clog our storm drains (potentially leading to flooding), and choke our wildlife. That’s all on top of the waste from a natural resources perspective. A plastic bag can take between 400 to 1,000 years to break down in the environment, which is especially crucial in the ocean, where plastic bits make up 90 percent of the manmade debris. They pollute land masses, too. And if you think paper bags are better for the environment: reconsider. Paper bags are biodegradable, sure, but aren’t necessarily welcome addtions to the landfill. Plus, making them requires cutting and processing trees. The best solution for an environmental friendly bag? Get a reusable bag, bring it everywhere, and use it again and again.